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Wanderlust : a history of walking

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discusses walking as a political, social, and aesthetic act, exploring its history and how famous walkers such as Wordsworth, Socrates, and Jane Austen's characters used it, and explains the necessity of walking instead of always driving and hurrying.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Solnit
ISBN: 0670882097 9780670882090 9780965014403 0965014401 0140286012 9780140286014
OCLC Number: 42021426
Description: viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Pace of Thoughts --
Tracing a Headland: An Introduction --
The Mind at Three Miles an Hour --
Rising and Falling: The Theorists of Bipedalism --
The Uphill Road to Grace: Some Pilgrimages --
Labyrinths and Cadillacs: Walking into the Realm of the Symbolic --
From the Garden to the Wild --
The Path Out of the Garden --
The Legs of William Wordsworth --
A Thousand Miles of Conventional Sentiment: The Literature of Walking --
Mount Obscurity and Mount Arrival --
Of Walking Clubs and Land Wars --
Lives of the Streets --
The Solitary Stroller and the City --
Paris, or Botanizing on the Asphalt --
Citizens of the Streets: Parties, Processions, and Revolutions --
Walking After Midnight: Women, Sex, and Public Space --
Past the End of the Road --
Aerobic Sisyphus and the Suburbanized Psyche --
The Shape of a Walk --
Las Vegas, or the Longest Distance Between Two Points.
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A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to  Read more...


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